Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fuzzy Spider Pillow

Thursday, September 23, 2010
I could also name this post- okay, just one more pillow! I don't know what my deal is this year, but I'm drowning in pillows at my house this year! (luckily my aunt bought the pumpkin pillow and took it off my hands or it really would be ridiculous around here ;) )

This pillow is inspired by my EEK! Banner- I have loved this little guy ever since I glued eyes on him!

To make this pillow you will need some fun fur, felt, and background fabric as well as buttons for the eyes and a pillow form. To start decide how big you want the spider and cut out an oval shape from the fun fur. *one hint for cutting the fur, take small shallow snips at the back of the fabric so you don't actually trim the fur, just the backing. Then, using the picture as a guide for the shape, cut out eight legs. *I have one large set, two medium sets and one small set- eight legs total. (I didn't do it on this pillow, but if you're going to leave the legs free like I did, you might consider putting interfacing on the felt first before you cut out the legs to give them even more body)
Then place the felt legs on another piece of felt and stitch all the way around the legs. Sorry, I know they're hard to see in this picture. I used a blanket stitch but you could zig zag or just straight stitch them.
Cut out the legs and position them around the body on the top of the pillow (cut the background fabric to the size of your pillow form). I used pins to mark on the legs where the body covered the legs, so I knew where to stitch them on. Take the body off and sew down the legs on the inside of the body mark.
Then sew the body on.

The lighting in this picture is terrible, but I wanted to show how I sewed the fur on. I used a seam ripper like a comb to part just a small amount of fur away from the body and then stitched very close to edge of the backing. The stitches tacked down that small layer of fur, hiding the edge of the backing, and the rest of the fur hid the stitches.
Finish the back of the pillow (you will need to pin the legs together so they don't get sewn into the cover) and you're done. Enjoy!!


11 comments:

Alison said...

How cute is that?! I am lovin' your adorable spider, plus that EEK banner, too!! Oh, I'm so inspired! Thanks for sharing!

~Alison

Kristen Duke Photography said...

This is SO cute!!! I also love your banner going up the stairwell.

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Another cute pillow! I'm lovin' these!

The Heaps said...

I absolutely love this pillow! I have given you an award over at www.heapology.blogspot.com!

Crystal said...

I don't normally like spiders but this is SO ADORABLE! I'll be featuring this on Sunday.
www.crystalscraftspot.blogspot.com

malia said...

EEK! So cute it's scary! Love for you to link up to A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday at www.yesterdayontuesday.com

Jenglamgirl said...

You have been featured at CraftOManiac Thanks so much. Jen

Ash said...

So cute! I love them all, I just got my own sewing machine and think this might be my first project!

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I absolutely love your big furry spider, so cute and tactile too! Thanks for sharing with us at A Crafty Soiree! Please join us next time too!

Army Wife Quilter said...

that is so adorable. I love the pillows the bat one too.

Richard BlackRose said...

Very good!

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